These are tough economic times, I tell you. Tough!
Patron: Yeah, I need help with my resume.
Me: OK (walking over to computer). What problem are you having?
Patron: Well, I can’t get my prior employment lined up on the left.
Me: OK, well, you have here “Booty Call”, and then the next one is “Solid Gold?” You need those lined up?
Me: OK, well, it helps to turn on the formatting codes (clicking and indicating) so that we can see what spacing is there . . . see all these dots?
Me: OK, each dot represents a space and each arrow represents a tab.
Me: So, next to “Booty Call” you’ve got 5 spaces, but next to “Solid Gold” you’ve got 7 spaces. (indicating). If we erase those, and put a tab in, then they’ll line up (deleting and putting in tabs). See?
Patron: Yeah, that’s better.
Me: Sure, no problem. Can I help you with anything else?
Patron: Yeah, I need to put somewhere how long I worked at these places, where do I do that?
Me: Well, that depends on where you want to put it. I see you’re using one of our resume templates, and see where it says here “dates” (pointing and indicating)?
Me: This template is telling you to put the dates in here, so from when to when did you work at “Solid Gold”?
Patron: From 2001 til now.
Me: Wow, 9 years.
Patron: Yeah, I got laid off because of budget cuts.
Patron: Yeah, they fired 3 dancers because they got rid of the morning shift.
Me: Wow. Times are tough.
Patron: Sure, but the tips were still good, so I’m trying to get a job down here at “Stir Crazy”.
I’m sure they are. And I’m sure you will, with that much experience.